‘Malmö should be called Mothvirgin in English’

‘Malmö should be called Mothvirgin in English’

Residents of Malmö have received food for thought from a concerned countryman who has proposed translating the city's name to Mothvirgin, thus making it more accessible in the English-speaking world, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

Millions switch on for Eurovision heat

Millions switch on for Eurovision heat

Saturday's Melodifestivalen heat was watched by almost three million Swedes as Eurovision fever gripped the country once again.

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Job agency fined for religious discrimination

Sweden’s National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) has been fined for discriminating against a Muslim man who had his benefits withdrawn after refusing to shake the hand of a female CEO.

EU approves Sweden’s Saab loan guarantee

EU approves Sweden’s Saab loan guarantee

The EU's competition watchdog has approved the Swedish government's intention to guarantee a European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to automaker Saab.

Two year wait for Stockholm flat: report

Two year wait for Stockholm flat: report

The wait for a rental apartment in Stockholm averages 104 weeks, rising to as much as 20 years for attractive areas. In many comparable EU cities apartments can be found immediately and often at little or no extra cost, a new survey shows.

Swedish soldiers killed by ‘Afghan police’

Swedish soldiers killed by ‘Afghan police’

Military police are conducting an investigation into reports that the two Swedish military officers and their local interpreter killed on Sunday west of Mazar-e Sharif in Afghanistan were attacked by a police officer.

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Stockholm policeman warned after Thai brothel visit

A Stockholm police officer has been reminded of his responsibilities after being caught in a Thai massage parlour under surveillance by the vice squad.

Tide turns for Swedish bankruptcies: report

Tide turns for Swedish bankruptcies: report

The number of Swedish firms filing for bankruptcy declined by 14 percent in January in comparison with the corresponding month in 2009. 484 companies went to the wall during the month.

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Asylum seeker held 18 months on remand

Mehdi Kadirou, a rejected asylum seeker, has been kept locked up for 18 months in an Uppsala cell while the police and migration authorities decide where to return him, according to a report in the local Upsala Nya Tidning newspaper.

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Six injured in Stockholm fire

Six people suffered smoke injuries, with one also sustaining burns, in a fire which ravaged an apartment block in Östermalm in central Stockholm on Sunday.